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A reoccurring donut shaped bruise on my son's back?

A reoccurring donut shaped bruise on my son's back?

How old is he?: Could be something he is lying on, leaning against or wearing. Maybe a rash, not a bruise? Have his doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a reoccuring bruise on my kneecap, why?

What to do if I have a reoccuring bruise on my kneecap, why?

Activity related: First is to consider whether there is any regular activity you do which could be causing this (i.e. Having to work on your knees, or playing soccer, etc). Next, you may need evaluation for a possible bleeding disorder which could explain your recurring problem. ...Read more

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Ive had a hit to my collarbone and ever since then ive got these re-accuring sharp pains and bruising in the inside? What could be causing the pain?

Ive had a hit to my collarbone and ever since then ive got these re-accuring sharp pains and bruising in the inside? What could be causing the pain?

Contusion: How old is the injury? A bone bruise would take up to two weeks for symptoms to resolve. See your physician if pain or tenderness are worsening or if there is obvious deformity at the injured site. An xray would then be ordered. ...Read more

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I've had this reoccurring bruise or so on my skin it's bluish and it's a bit bumpy, i've had it before once on my leg, it's not from bumping or so, why?

I've had this reoccurring bruise or so on my skin it's bluish and it's a bit bumpy, i've had it before once on my leg, it's not from bumping or so, why?

See a Dermatologist: This could be (and is likely) benign. However, from your description it should be examined and possibly biopsied depending how it looks. ...Read more

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Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It is not likely to be cancer, however, you should discuss it with your doctor at the next opportunity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hello, I noticed this reoccurring bruise on my penis shaft. It's always at healing stage (dry) and it keeps reoccurring.

Hello, I noticed this reoccurring bruise on my penis shaft. It's always at healing stage (dry) and it keeps reoccurring.

Here are some...: Collect the specific features of the onset, duration, interval, and sequence of events, i.e., evolution & resolution of this recurrent bruise, and bring those to see a urologist. How to deal with such? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to reach right Dx and right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist 6 mons ago & now I have a reoccurring bruise it will go away and then it gets bigger and worse its 6inx 3in(ulnar side) what is it?

I hurt my wrist 6 mons ago & now I have a reoccurring bruise it will go away and then it gets bigger and worse its 6inx 3in(ulnar side) what is it?

Laceration: Dear serval. I don't know deep the original laceration was or what structures were damaged. You may need to see a hand surgeon to get a handle on this one. Good luck. ...Read more

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Reoccuring patella dislocation. Last one a week ago, little pain when it happened. Now lower medial sharp pain and half dollar size bruise.

Reoccuring patella dislocation. Last one a week ago, little pain when it happened. Now lower medial sharp pain and half dollar size bruise.

Patella Dislocation: Definitely start with anti inflammatory medication to help the inflamation and irritation. Start with the standard RICE--rest, ice, compression and elevation to help with the symptoms. If pain and or the dislocation recurs, xrays and MRI are needed. ...Read more

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Get reoccurring pain in calf,lasts 3/4 days then goes away.gradually becomes more painful esp when walking,not sudden onset pain. Sometimes bruises?

Get reoccurring pain in calf,lasts 3/4 days then goes away.gradually becomes more painful esp when walking,not sudden onset pain. Sometimes bruises?

Could be Serious...: Although your symptoms are not totally classic for deep vein phlebitis, they are close enough to warrant an immediate evaluation of such. A hands on exam and perhaps a test or two would either affirm or rule out the possibility of a potentially very serious condition. This is one of those times where the wait and see approach is not recommended. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of a reoccurring warm sensation in my calf. Sometimes it's is also just a feeling there. Not lumps, bruises, my leg looks norm?

What would be the cause of a reoccurring warm sensation in my calf. Sometimes it's is also just a feeling there. Not lumps, bruises, my leg looks norm?

What you describe: may be what we call a "dysaesthesia". This is a sensation we perceive that doesn't have any obvious cause. Pain from an injury is NOT a dysaesthesia b/c there's an obvious cause. Dyasethesias are often caused by inflammation, pressure or overreaction of the nerves that send impulses from a specific part of the body to the brain. Determining a specific diagnosis or cause requires a medical eval. ...Read more

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I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. more black than blue. 3rd time. ?

I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle.   Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. more black than blue. 3rd time. ?

Varicose veins?: Sometimes a small varicose vein can leak and give a bruise, even without significant trauma. Support stockings can help reduce varicose veins - or see a phlebologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Easy bruising, heavy menstruals, frequent headaches, reoccurring colds, fatigue, occasional UL Abd Pain, feeling full fast, 20 single petechea? Help!

Easy bruising, heavy menstruals, frequent headaches, reoccurring colds, fatigue, occasional UL Abd Pain, feeling full fast, 20 single petechea? Help!

Time to get checked.: it sounds like this has been going on a while. You need to get a good physical and appropriate labwork and other testing to get to the bottom of this. Might me some simple fix. If you have had fever for more than 3 days or it is over 101 or 102 and not relieved by Tylenol, (acetaminophen) you need to get seen today. Avoid Ibuprofen with easy bruising. No alcohol, drugs, supplements or otc meds not okayed by doc. ...Read more

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What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

Varicose Veins: Although you need an exam to 100% sure, it sounds like you have varicose veins. Varicose veins are defective veins that hold abnormal amounts of blood and bulge out and bleed leading to bruises. These are very easily treated with a short same-day office procedure and it is almost always covered by health insurance. Vascular surgeons and other doctors specializing in phlebology can treat you. ...Read more

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I have something that feels like a bruise, but is not a bruise?

I have something that feels like a bruise, but is not a bruise?

Have it evaluated: It is impossible to answer a question as this without seeing able to see the area involved. See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Are bruises dangerous?

Are bruises dangerous?

No.: For the most part, not dangerous at all. As they go away over 1-2 weeks they may turn a little yellowish, but that's normal. As long as the pain's going away also, there's nothing to worry about! cheers! ...Read more

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How to remove bruises!?

How to remove bruises!?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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